We Marched for Science- Now What?

Like many of you I joined a local March for Science this past Saturday (April 22, 2017).  Local for me is New York City, so I enjoyed a pretty large march (~20k) with fellow scientists, engineers, physicians and nurses, environmental advocates, science supporters, and their spouses and kids.  I enjoyed the pithy signs and marching…

How to write a student travel award application

I love going to scientific conferences. They provide me with great opportunities to learn about exciting new research, expand my professional network, and catch up with colleagues and old friends. Over the last few months (and at this point in previous years) I’ve spent some time evaluating student applications for a couple of different conference travel awards. Many academic societies offer such awards,…

Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

I recently posted about the process of conducting a crowdfunding campaign to fund your research. In this follow-up post I describe the pros and cons that my interviewees (DeMatteo and Cummings) encountered during their campaigns. Each scientist had a successful crowdfunding campaign although different experiences with the process which is reflected in their pro/con lists….

Crowdfunding Your Research: The Process

Securing funding is one of the main responsibilities of being a scientist. Grant funding is competitive and has been made all the more so as budgets stagnate but the number of applicants rises. Some scientists have turned towards crowdfunding to help fund their work. And why not, if some guy can raise $55k to make…